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Forbury Park: it was good while it lasted

Back in the mid to late 2000s, New Zealand’s Otago Rally ran a stage around a local Dunedin trotting track. It was fun for competitors, but not so much for local residents!

The super special stage around the Forbury Park trotting track was very popular, with crowds packing the grandstand as competitors threw their rally cars around the sandy track with gay abandon.

Like many great stages over the years, however, it was short-lived, and pressures from outside the sport eventually caused its demise.

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Peter Whitten

Peter has been the editor of RallySport Magazine since its inception in 1989, in both printed and online form. He is a long-time competitor, event organiser and official, as well as working in the media. In 2020 he received a Motorsport Australia 'Media Service Award'.
Peter has been the editor of RallySport Magazine since its inception in 1989, in both printed and online form. He is a long-time competitor, event organiser and official, as well as working in the media. In 2020 he received a Motorsport Australia 'Media Service Award'.

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